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‘This is how Planet of the Apes starts’ — As coronavirus slams Thailand tourism, monkeys brawl in the streets

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So this why they say, “Don’t feed the monkeys.”

There were bound to be plenty of unpredictable consequences as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, but a gang war between rival packs of monkeys in the streets of Thailand?

, that’s exactly what happened in the province of Lopburi this week, as hundreds of monkeys brawled over scraps of food. Apparently, tourists who normally keep them well-fed are staying away due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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7073彩票注册Sasaluk Rattanachai, a local shopkeeper who was for capturing the footage, claimed that this is the first time she’s ever seen such a clash between the temple monkeys and the city monkeys, two different groups separated by a train track.

“I think the monkeys were very, very hungry. There’s normally a lot of tourists here to feed the monkeys but now there are not as many, because of the coronavirus,” she said. “They went crazy for a single piece of food. I’ve never seen them this aggressive.”

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